(1998 / Production Model)
The YZF-R1 was designed under the concept of “unsurpassed excitement” on winding roads, and revolutionized the world of sport bikes. Its many revolutionary features included a lightweight, compact 1,000cc in-line 4-cylinder engine that had strong but easy-to-use torque and power, and a Deltabox II frame that achieved an ideal chassis layout. The R1 marked the beginning of a new era in the supersport model category, shifting away from the 750cc engines that were the standard for racebikes at the time.
- Overall length × width × height: 2,035mm × 695mm × 1,095mm
- Weight: 177kg
- Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 5-valve, in-line 4-cylinder, 998cm³
- Maximum power output: 110.3kW (150.0PS) / 10,000r/min
- Maximum torque: 108.3N･m (11.0kgf･m) / 8,500r/min
*Overseas market model
*All figures, etc. in a model's description or specifications are from when the model was originally released.